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Lindsey, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lindsey ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Lindsey (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Lindsey. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Lindsey is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

Below are the counties that are near Lindsey. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lindsey:

Barbour     (The home county for Lindsey)
  Louisville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Blue Springs   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Clio   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Baker Hill   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Comer   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eufaula   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Smuteye   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Perote   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Midway   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Three Notch   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Union Springs   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fitzpatrick   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wilkinstown   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jack   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Brockton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clopton   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Phillips Crossroads   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Skipperville   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ariton   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mabson   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ozark   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Newton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Midland City   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Napier Field   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pinckard   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grimes   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fort Rucker   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Graball   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Screamer   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Capps   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oakey Grove   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Newville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shorterville   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Headland   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Haleburg   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kinsey   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dothan   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Webb   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Parish   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cowarts   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parker Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Davis   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tennille   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brundidge   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Banks   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mossy Grove Village   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McClure Town   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Troy   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Meeksville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orion   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hurtsboro   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pittsview   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cottonton   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hatchechubbee   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clay (GA)
  Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bellville (GA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bluffton (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Quitman (GA)
  Georgetown (GA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Morris (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Randolph (GA)
  Coleman (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Stewart (GA)
  Omaha (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Lindsey, see our County-by-County Page for Lindsey.

Cemeteries Near Lindsey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lindsey.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Lindsey covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Helms Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Texasville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sykes Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scotch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Tew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Word Fellowship   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Edwin Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Clayton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Hope Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Magnolia UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilkinson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Calvary Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Concord Congregational Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clopton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lindsey ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lindsey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lindsey, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lindsey.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Lindsey in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lindsey.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Lindsey, with the one closest to Lindsey listed first.

Oateston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Lindsey
 - Oateston had a post office and no railroad service
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lindsey
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 462 people in 2018)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lindsey
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,270 people in 2018)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Lindsey
 - 1895 population of 997 people (with 2,856 people in 2018)
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
Clopton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lindsey
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Clopton had a post office and no railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lindsey
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
Cotton Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lindsey
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and no railroad service
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lindsey
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
Lawrenceville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lindsey
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Lawrenceville had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lindsey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lindsey in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Lindsey:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bullock County:     Cyndi's



Coffee County:     Cyndi's



Dale County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Pike County:     Cyndi's



Russell County:     Cyndi's



Clay County (GA):     Cyndi's



Quitman County (GA):     Cyndi's



Randolph County (GA):     Cyndi's



Stewart County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Barbour County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Barbour County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Barbour County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lindsey. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lindsey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lindsey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7582, Longitude: -85.4694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lindsey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lindsey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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